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Russell Kirk Biography Becomes Finalist for Book Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Lexington, KY—University Press of Kentucky biography, Russell Kirk: American Conservative by historian Bradley J. Birzer has been named a finalist for the Henry and Anne Paolucci Book Award given by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. ISI is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the promotion of conservative thought on college campuses. It was founded in 1953 by Frank Chodorov with William F. Buckley Jr. as its first president. The award honors the book that best advances conservative principles.  (more...)

BWW Feature: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Now Playing in Houston
by Katricia Lang - Jul 27, 2016

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC is now playing in Houston! (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Sing Premiere of Kevin Puts' New Song Cycle LETTERS FROM GEORGIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Letters from Georgia, a new song cycle based on the letters of painter Georgia O'Keeffe and composed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts, will receive its world premiere performances on November 12th and 14th, sung by four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Renee Fleming and accompanied by the Eastman Philharmonia under the direction of Neil Varon. (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Sister Play, the third production in Chester Theatre Company's 2016 season, will have its regional premiere on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

BWW Review: NIQABI NINJA an Essential Commentary on Sexual Harassment at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by David Fick - Jul 22, 2016

Theatre can bring people to the threshold of revelation; theatre can also engender revolution. NIQABI NINJA achieves the former, but its limited theatricality presents it from going further. Its essential commentary outlined, NIQABI NINJA needs now to amplify, unapologetically, what it has to say. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620
by Peter Nason - Jul 22, 2016

Chambers channels Capote and gives an incredibly strong performance. (more...)

Brian Dennehy Conducts Master Class For Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is excited to announce that Brian Dennehy, one of America's foremost actors, acclaimed for interpreting complex characters on stage and screen, will be sharing his expertise in a Master Acting Class during this year's festival:  Beyond Success:  Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. (more...)

GI Film Festival San Diego Announces 2016 Line-up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

GI Film Festival San Diego announces their schedule for their 2016 line-up. Events include screenings, panels, Family Movie Night, a Local Film Showcase, and an awards ceremony. The festival features a variety of films for, about, and by service men and women, bringing the stories of America's military to life through film. (more...)

What's On at The Wild Project this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From a voice that has second-hand smoked since the womb and a mind that was born on the day of the hard look, enjoy an evening of new original and cover songs and insightful and sensationalistic storytelling by Nath Ann Carrera in an immersive arc of cultish lesbian-separatist murder ballads, gender-variant Priestesses of antiquity, consensual a-morality, the blending and dissolution of all dualities, and far BEYOND! (more...)

Kalayan Theatre Presents Ek Shaam Premchand Ke Naam, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Kalayan Theatre Presents Ek Shaam Premchand Ke Naam, July 29-31, 2016. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running July 20-31, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for details! (more...)

World Music Institute Announces 2016-17 Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

World Music Institute announces the fall and winter portion of the 2016-17 Season. In its second season under Artistic Director Par Neiburger and Executive Director Gaby Sappington, WMI will be curating a uniquely wide range of world music, from traditional and folkloric to the experimental and avant-garde. (more...)

Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After the tasty buffet, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre serves up heaping helpings of laughs this summer with the return of Church Basement Ladies, the show that got the hilarious series cookin'! This fun celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there is now on stage through Aug. 21. BroadwayWorld has your first look at Church Basement Ladies below! (more...)

Jack Estes Releases A SOLDIER'S SON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Jack Estes was a decorated United States Marine who served during the bloodiest years of an unpopular war in Vietnam. He returned home at age 19 with PTSD and several months later his wife, the mother of his child, divorced him. He's been searching for a way to deal with the war ever since. He may have found another path back with the writing of his stirring debut novel, A Soldier's Son. (more...)

CROWDED IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

LAMESA, Texas, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ There is one doctor in America who still makes house calls but his patients don't speak English. (more...)

John Kermit Kerr Shares 'Poems and Songs of the Presidents of the 20th Century'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

John Kermit Kerr, a poet, devoted writer, history buff and author, has completed his new book 'Poems and Songs of the Presidents of the 20th Century': a vibrantly illustrated work that tells historic stories through the art of poetry. (more...)

THE SMALLEST SPARK is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Thérèse Martin was like so many other teenage girls, until she felt a deeper calling push her towards a life of spiritual sanctity. She lived a relatively spoiled life in nineteenth century France until Thérèse, despite heavy opposition, became a nun at age 15 and dedicated herself to the simplicity of service. After passing away at the age of 24, she was canonized, almost by popular demand, and is now regarded as the greatest saint of modern times. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midwest Premiere of C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE, Opening at Chicago's Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

After a seven-year absence, Fellowship for Performing Arts makes its triumphant return to Chicago with an all-new original production, starting next Friday, July 22. Equity Jeff Award winner Max McLean (Mark's Gospel, The Screwtape Letters) stars in the one-man/one-act show C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, July 22-August 14 at Chicago's Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets, $55-$59, are on sale now at CSLewisOnstage.com. "$30 under 30" tickets will be available to audience members age 30 and younger, subject to availability. Press performances are Sunday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 26. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

Pigs Do Fly Productions Presents INVASION OF PRIVACY
by Carol Kassie - Aug 9, 2016

In 1943 Zelma Cason filed a ground-breaking lawsuit against Pulitzer Prize-winning author (The Yearling) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  Cason claimed Rawlings had invaded her 'right to privacy' in the author's recently published book, Cross Creek. The suit - the first of its kind ever filed in Florida -  used 'the right of privacy defense'.  At that time the state didn't even recognize the existence of that right. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces New York City Center Season Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

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BWW Blog: Dayana Sanchez - Diversity Series: POC
by Guest Blogger: Dayana Sanchez - Aug 4, 2016

THROUGHOUT OUR COLLEGE CAREER AS THEATRE MAJORS WE ARE ASKED TO READ AND DISCUSS PLAYWRIGHTS THAT HAVE CHANGED AND CONTRIBUTED TO THEATRE. We read about THE GREATS Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw, Moliere, Brecht, Beckett and many other playwrights that have pushed traditional theatre creating and producing something different. Reading about 'The Greats' is a given in theatre education, Valuing the work of the playwrights and ultimately educating students of different time periods and exploring themes of the era. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RED CROSS LETTERS – STATE EXTRA Examines WWI Through Individual Stories
by Barry Lenny - Aug 4, 2016

The wonderful characterisations bring these letters to life and add depth to the stories (more...)

Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Be Part of Alvin Ailey's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage from November 30th - December 31st, 2016. In his sixth season as Artistic Director, Robert Battle leads Ailey's 32 renowned dancers during this annual five-week engagement, which has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Chat 'THE COURT AND THE WORLD' at The Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

On Thursday, September 29, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will take the stage with his bestselling book THE COURT AND THE WORLD: American Law and the New Global Realities, just released in paperback. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Jennifer Scott Director of Public Relations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Jennifer Scott has been appointed Director of Public Relations of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, a resident company of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

?Come experience the powerful truth of a young girl who left the world behind with a legacy of bravery. (more...)

UNINVITED Becomes #1 on New York Times Best Seller List
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In our highly filtered, unrealistically edited, social-media-driven world, women are feeling the pains of rejection more than ever before. That is why Lysa TerKeurst's brand-new book Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely (ISBN: 9781400205875) has struck a chord with readers across the country. Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, is proud to announce that Uninvited will debut at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list for the week of August 28, 2016. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Take Over Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This holiday season, for the first time in Atlanta, one of America's favorite Christmas movies comes to life on stage in a hilarious, large scale Broadway musical, at the Fox Theatre from November 29 - December 4 as part of the 2016/2017 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season. (more...)

Gerald E. Raulston Releases WHISPERS WITHIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Gerald E. Raulston, a Marine Veteran, devoted writer, poet and author, has completed his new book 'Whispers Within': a passionately written work that portrays the beauty of life and words. The reader goes on a journey of emotions as one follows the reader through heartache, laughter, love and life. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN to Continue 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway theaters -- will present The Woodsman, captured live on-stage in partnership with streaming service BroadwayHD, in THIRTEEN's trademark 'up-close' style. (more...)

Little Lord's NOW IS THE TIME at Abrons Arts Center October 19 - November 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

NOW IS THE TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE is the latest junk spectacular from the company that brought you 2015's sold-out New York Times Critics' Pick BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS. Rip Van Winkle + Borscht Belt ruins + Existential Horror Show, NOW IS THE TIME is an epic treatise on trying to leave one's mark on a world that never stands still. (more...)

A Corona Works to Premiere THORNS OF THE CROWN at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Alessandra Corona presents her A Corona Works in the world premiere of Ramon Oller's dramatic dance/theater work  THORNS OF THE CROWN, September 9 & 10, 7:30 PM, at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker Street.   (more...)

New Novel by A.K. Delaney Set for Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Leap into the pages of author A.K. Delaney's debut novel, 'Bearers of the Sacred Seven: The First Quest,' and enter into a world filled with distinct characters, powerful imagery and a vivid landscape. Delaney's love of sacred Writings, coupled with an inner drive, compelled the author to create 'Bearers of the Sacred Seven: The First Quest,' an epic quest with insurmountable battles against the forces of evil. The unbridled adventure begins when an ancient prophecy is set in motion by the birth of triplets. From their youth, the sisters train with Zamariy warriors, learning the art of combat before embarking upon a journey that has been destined for more than a thousand generations. The trio emerge as the devoted Bearers, enduring scorching deserts, treacherous mountains, and unforgiving seas to reclaim a sacred book sealed within a gem coffer that was stolen from the Realm of Olam. Victory is hindered as the Bearers' faith is tested within themselves and within others. Constant setbacks and threads of temptation place love and loyalty in a balance. Courage must rise above fear as the Bearers face one deadly enemy after another. Ultimately, they must embrace their unique gifts if they are to survive their deadliest battle against the source of evil: the one who has held captive the gem coffer and its sacred book deep beneath the blackest sea for thousands of years. Delve into Delaney's new book and surely emotions will explode as one wades deeper and deeper into the inherent battle of good versus evil that unravels in this fantasy tale of adventure. The trios' exploits will fire readers' imaginations and make for a rip-roaring read. For additional information, please visit www.akdelaney.com Bearers of the Sacred Seven: The First Quest A.K. Delaney Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4320-3 Perfectbound 374 pages $18.95 US ISBN: 978-145754-319-7 Hardcover 374 pages $28.95 US ISBN: 978-145754-722-5 eBook $9.99 US Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. (more...)

Julesworks Follies 46 WHERE ARE THEY NOW Edition Sets Date
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

?Julesworks Follies 46 Where Are They Now Edition will be on Tuesday August 16th at 7pm at Le Jean Cocteau.  Theatre, Music, Comedy, Dance, Literature and much much more from Julesworks Santa Fe's Monthly (Mostly) Variety Show, on-going for over four years. (more...)

The Arts Company to Display New Bill Steber Exhibit for 20th Anniversary, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Nashville, TN — As The Arts Company continues to celebrate its 20th Anniversary, the gallery is pleased to exhibit longtime artistic collaborator Bill Steber, by showing his classic work in Southern Blues Photography + Music. His photography explores the culture of Mississippi, and offers dynamic and insightful images of an artistic and musical world that is distinctive and vibrant. As a preview to the exhibit, Fresh Art Friday, September 2, 5:30-7pm, will feature an art talk and performance with Bill Steber and Nashville Arts Magazine Editor Paul Polycarpou. The next night, the exhibit will officially open during the First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown, September 3, 6-9pm; and Steber's band, The Jake Leg Stompers, will be performing during the Art Crawl on the Downtown Partnership Platform stage located on 5th Avenue of the Arts. The exhibit will continue through September 22, during regular gallery hours, 11-5:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday at 215 5th Avenue of the Arts, North. For more information, visit www.theartscompany.com. (more...)

VIDEO: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Vacationing Alexandra Silber Holds a Tzeitel Tzeremony For Her Understudies
by Michael Dale - Aug 16, 2016

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a musical about traditions, but Silber's way of handing her role over may be completely new. (more...)

Drama League Welcomes All-Female Delegation to Stage Directors Exchange Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

This month, The Drama League will welcome an all-female delegation of artistic leaders and world-renowned artists as part of the expanded international International Stage Directors Exchange Program. (more...)

THE HONKY TONK ANGELS and More to Continue Stages Repertory Theatre's Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Following on the heels of its summer successes Shear Madness and The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, Stages Repertory Theatre continues its 39th Season with a mix of soul-searching drama and lighthearted holiday fare. (more...)

Grace Hournbuckle Walker Pens NOW I CAN THINK MYSELF TO MARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The day before author Grace Hournbuckle Walker's 8-year-old son passed away, he shared with her his hope and anticipation for his future in heaven with Jesus. In 'Now I Can Think Myself to Mars: A Son's Final Goodbye A Mother's Journal of Renewal' (published by iUniverse), Walker shares her son's final days and her personal journal of renewal and refocus to not only endure but flourish following tragedy. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MYSTERIES is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Jonathan Cahn-New York Times best-selling author of the international sensation The Harbinger-is back, this time mixing potent Bible passages and end-time insight in The Book of Mysteries, debuting September 6, 2016. (more...)

Immersive Event THEN SHE FELL Offers New Block of Tickets Through Winter 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tickets for Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed hit THEN SHE FELL, an immersive theater event inspired by the life and Writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), have been more difficult to score than Hamilton. Approaching four years and 2,250 performances, every performance has quickly sold out since it's opening in October of 2012. But there is good news: a new block of tickets is now on sale for performances through January 15, 2017. (more...)

Aegon Acquires Cofunds and Becomes the Leading UK Platform Business
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

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ANAIS: A DANCE OPERA at Greenway Court Theatre Beginning August 27th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

?Anais, A Dance Opera, created by composer/lyricist Cindy Shapiro and director/choreographer Janet Roston and produced by Mixed eMotion Theatrix, explodes on stage by incorporating music, dance and visual projections into a cutting edge stage production that explores and illuminates the riveting life of famed diarist and literary figure Anais Nin and her world of words, sex, passion and creativity. This contemporary stage production opens August 27, 2016 through September 18, 2016 for a four-week run at the Greenway Court Theatre 544 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (more...)

BWW Review: A Few Suggestions at the Halfway Point of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, or, Time to Get Your Fringe On!
by Jill Schafer - Aug 10, 2016

It's the halfway point of the 11-day, 168-show Minnesota Fringe Festival. I've seen 29 shows in the last 6 days, with 20+ more scheduled for the final 5 days of the fest. The new system of daily wristbands that get you into any and all shows that day seems to be working great. The handy Fringe website has all the information you'll need about schedule, venues, cast and creative team, and reviews from people who have already seen the show. The Fringe continues through Sunday August 14, so there's still time to get your Fringe on! (more...)

Peter Sellars Directs Los Angeles Master Chorale Season Opening Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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'777: Messages from the Elder Gods' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

777: Messages from the Elder Gods is Septem Nuntius debut in spiritual literature. The series is comprised of three volumes and a compilation of 777 aphorisms written by seven divinities that came to Earth to spread The Message. (more...)

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